India’s medal hope for Tokyo Olympics, PV Sindhu turns 26

PV Sindhu, a household name when it comes to badminton in India, turns 26 today. The ace shuttler became a national hero when she bagged the silver medal in the 2016 Olympic Games, becoming the first Indian badminton player to reach a final in the Olympics.

Post 2016, Sindhu went on to win both Asian Games, earning a silver medal next to World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan and Commonwealth Games 2018. In 2019, she became the first Indian to win BWF World Championships beating Nozomi Okuhara. And now, she is all set to represent India at the Tokyo Olympic 2020.

The 26-year-old athlete is an inspiration to many. Fans, Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju and people from the sports fraternity poured birthday wishes for her on Twitter. Check them below:

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